Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tucson: Opening Thursday night at LTW, Etcetera's production of PERSEPHONE OR SLOW TIME


From: Christopher Johnson []
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:22 PM
Subject: Opening Thursday night at LTW, Etcetera's production of PERSEPHONE OR SLOW TIME


Contact: Christopher Johnson

Artistic Director of Etcetera,

the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop

(520) 425-4163 |


Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop,

proudly presents the Arizona Premiere of


by Noah Haidle

Directed by Christopher Johnson

Featuring Eric Anson, Danielle Dryer, Emilee Foster, Kristi Loera, Casi Omick and Michael Woodson


September 1-17, 2011

Opening Night Performance: Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 PM,

all other performances play Friday and Saturday Nights at 10:30 PM.

All tickets are $10 at the Box Office.

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242.

Approx. running time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

For more information go to

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712

Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft

Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.




Meet Demeter, an exquisite statue of the Greek goddess, as she's being created during the Italian Renaissance. Those who admire her see only stone and fortitude, but her thoughts and desires are all too real; she pines for her lost daughter's return and for the love of her sculptor, Giuseppe. Giuseppe, however, is too busy lusting after the city's most popular artist's model to notice Demeter's pain. Fast forward five hundred years: Demeter stands in a present-day American city park. She has become a symbol of hope amidst illicit activity and a target for more than just pigeon droppings. Witness to human foibles both hilarious and horrible, Demeter is desperate for someone—anyone—to hear her thoughts. And when her life seems bleakest, redemption comes in the unlikeliest of forms.


“[An] imaginative, funny and deeply serious allegorical play about eternal yearning…the work begins with a playful idea that turns into something else entirely as Haidle explores the role of art as a refuge -- and witness -- in a chaotic, cruel and mortal world.”



“[Haidle is] formidably talented, with a sort of freewheeling intuitive daring…he has a firm command of the theatrical idiom to back up his ambition for originality.”

-The New Yorker



Noah Haidle’s plays have been produced at South Coast Repertory, The Long Wharf Theater, The Goodman Theater, The Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Huntington Theater and The Roundabout Theatre Company. Haidle is currently working on a new play commission from The Goodman Theater and a screenplay for Scott Rudin Productions. He is a graduate of Princeton University and The Juilliard School, where he was a Lila Acheson Wallace playwright-in-residence. He is the recipient of three Lincoln Center Le Compte Du Nouy Awards, the 2005 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights and an NEA/TCG theater residency grant.


Christopher Johnson

Artistic Director of Etcetera

The Late-Night arm of Live Theatre Workshop

5317 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85712


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